Tales of the Zombie #6 (Brother Voodoo)
Issue(s): Tales of the Zombie #6 (Brother Voodoo story only)
Nice art from Gene Colan. Not much going on story-wise, though. The problem with tying Brother Voodoo so close to, well, voodoo, is that there really wasn't a lot they could do with the character, i guess. Even the absurdity of fighting a guy dressed as a giant rooster only gets you so far.
The saddest thing is that this Black Talon never even appears again, so it's not really that interesting to see his origins here since it's a different version that later becomes a semi-recurring Avengers villain. This one was more or less faking his powers as part of a bid by his mom (yep) to gain immortality.
Quality Rating: D+
Chronological Placement Considerations: Continues directly from Strange Tales #173. The main Zombie story from this issue is in a separate entry.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Doctor Voodoo: The Origin of Jericho Drumm
notice how annoying it gets when the heroes get more violent and kill off villains. annoying because other writers just have to create new versions of them (Eel, Mr. Fear, Black Talon, etc) to tell the stories they want to tell.
Posted by: kveto | October 3, 2016 4:23 PM
Not accustomed to see Brother Voodoo engaging so much in fisticuffs. Also, a nice small touch in the art having BV's necklace flying as he moved. Colan here shows that he is capable of drawing fluid action sequences, contrary to some readers' perception.
Posted by: Brian Coffey | February 19, 2018 12:49 AM
I guess at the time, only in the b&w magazine format could one get away with the image of a voodoo master being crucified. Also, in my previous post, I should have said Gene Colan WAS capable of drawing action sequences.
Posted by: Brian Coffey | February 19, 2018 12:55 AM
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